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Truck and Trailer Campaign
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 04:18 AM UTC
If I had only seen this MAZ photo three years ago I would have bought two kits and had a crew cab!
Firstik
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 08:52 AM UTC

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If I had only seen this MAZ photo three years ago I would have bought two kits and had a crew cab!

that would've been a bit pricey, no?
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 08:13 PM UTC
Perhaps, but if that is what it takes for a build then that's what it takes.

I am sort of famous/infamous for using two or more kits to build an entirely different model that is otherwise unavailable to me.

Besides I seem to always have other plans percolating in the back of my mind. At the same time I would have been building the crew cab I was already wanting a fifth wheel assembly off a MAZ for another scratch/conversion I was planning.
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Michael, maybe Trumpeter should get in contact with you, and you give them a list of kits you would like.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 04:32 AM UTC
To name but a few . . . (Multiple kits used to build one model.)

- Don't know how many old Italeri CCKW water tanker kits I have cannibalized to build closed cab Deuces and to fix Hobby Boss's cab foul up of an otherwise great new Deuce and a Half kit.

But then I ending up building a CCKW fuel browser and a fuel semi-trailer from the many left over water tanks I had in the spares box.
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- It took two complete Dragon Wagon kits to get the needed parts to build my Mack NO (one junker and one brand new kit - both found on eBay)

With the left overs I then built the DW trailer AND a 2-axle M199 dolly so any heavy truck can be used to pull the trailer.
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- Used two Tamiya CCKWs to build a long bed COE Deuce.
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And right now I am getting a shipping quote for the purchase of two Trumpeter Mk 23 truck kits to provide the suspension and drive differentials needed for starting the HEMTT A3.
Firstik
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
Another conversion coming from Panzershop, this time the KZKT:

MAD_DUCK
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 09:29 PM UTC
Here is my entry for the Truck and trailer campaign. The kit it's shelf is a work of a resin art. All the parts fit well, but there was a few location holes I had to enlarge but still this kit as about as close to injection modeled quality you can get in resin.
As with most truck kits , it starts with the frame. the one one piece chassis is beautifully cast, I just had to clean up some very thin flash and get to work.
I'm not going to give a blow by blow report of the build. This kit is so easy to work with that it goes together quickly. On to the pictures.....

This is the finished frame, I put the cab on there just to see if I had clearance for all the engine details


More to come......
turtle65
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 05:44 AM UTC
And I thought the start date was 2016-12-01 .

Being the round peg fitting in the square hole I've pretty much settled on a slightly left-field TnT (truck'n'trailer):




My justification being that the war effort at home was just as important as the actual conflict zones.
Scratch build. Scale TBD.
Sua Tela Tonanti.
Armored76
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:12 AM UTC
That's one weird subject, Roger! Looking forward to seeing this built!
Thirian24
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 07:27 AM UTC
I'm going to go ahead and get a small start on this.


Nito74
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 07:26 AM UTC
Dustin, on the Campaign rules at #5,
5) Builds from other campaigns are not allowed

and you are doing this one for another Campaign (750+) .
you can keep this one here but chose another build for the other one please.

Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:38 PM UTC
I'm almost positive those rules weren't there when I initially decided to do this because I specifically looked in this campaign for those rules.. Because the other campaign allowed it. If not, I wouldn't have done it.

I guess I'll find something else to build for the 750+
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:11 PM UTC

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I'm almost positive those rules weren't there when I initially decided to do this because I specifically looked in this campaign for those rules.. Because the other campaign allowed it. If not, I wouldn't have done it.

I guess I'll find something else to build for the 750+



I only check the rules and change what needs to be changed when I am approving the Campaign submission.
After that only by request of the Camp. Manager. and that wasn't the case here.


On the 750 Camp. I noticed that allowing other Campaigns was a request so I didn't change it.
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:24 PM UTC

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I'm almost positive those rules weren't there when I initially decided to do this because I specifically looked in this campaign for those rules.. Because the other campaign allowed it. If not, I wouldn't have done it.

I guess I'll find something else to build for the 750+



Dustin, I've checked the thread, and that rule was changed during the approval/ submiting process,
Sometimes it isn't there but this time it was.

Since you already started it ,,, I will change the rule and allow it for these 2 Campaigns.
Thirian24
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 05:20 AM UTC
John thank you very much for the understanding. It's very much appreciated sir.
LarryLawler
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 02:24 AM UTC
[quote]Here is my entry for the Truck and trailer campaign. The kit it's shelf is a work of a resin art. All the parts fit well, but there was a few location holes I had to enlarge but still this kit as about as close to injection modeled quality you can get in resin.
As with most truck kits , it starts with the frame. the one one piece chassis is beautifully cast, I just had to clean up some very thin flash and get to work.
I'm not going to give a blow by blow report of the build. This kit is so easy to work with that it goes together quickly. On to the pictures.....

This is the finished frame, I put the cab on there just to see if I had clearance for all the engine details


Looking great! I received mine a short time ago, it looked great in the box!
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LarryLawler
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 04:05 AM UTC
Let's see if this works....
I started the build a little bit ago, before I had noticed the campaign. The model is is sub assemblies, and not primed as of today. Let me know if it's ok to use for the campaign!
Thanks,
Larry
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LarryLawler
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
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LarryLawler
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Here's the frame and engine.....



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LarryLawler
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 05:01 AM UTC
The interior of the M983 coming along. This kit is actually pretty nice.

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LarryLawler
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC
Ok, here's the chassis in AK black primer. I really like this stuff, but it really needs at least 24 hours to cure.

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Firstik
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 10:09 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Let's see if this works....
I started the build a little bit ago, before I had noticed the campaign. The model is is sub assemblies, and not primed as of today. Let me know if it's ok to use for the campaign!
Thanks,
Larry


Welcome aboard Larry!


Guys, our campaign has officially started! Good luck to everyone with their builds and please post WIP photos for everyone to enjoy.